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200+ turn out for Back in Style event

Back in Style event 2019

It was an evening of brightly colored backpacks filled with school supplies, delicious barbecue, fresh new ‘dos and glittery nails. More than 200 families and volunteers came out for our Back in Style event on Aug. 22 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. The 8th annual fundraiser helps kids with incarcerated loved ones prepare for the new…

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Exploring the untapped potential of second chance employees

Panel from the Untapped Potential of Second Chance Employees

Businesses should consider hiring second chance workers for the same reason they consider hiring any other candidate — because they’re good employees.  They’re “incredibly engaged and loyal members of staff” and an ideal solution for the current employment and labor shortage. As such, employers must “adapt their approach to talent acquisition in order to create…

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Newsletter – August 2019

It’s almost time for kids to head to school… We’re still collecting items for our 8th annual Back in Style fundraiser on Thursday, Aug. 22. The event will help 300 kids with incarcerated loved ones prepare for the new school year by providing free school supplies, meals and haircuts. Back in Style donations wish list  Deadline…

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Newsletter – June 2019

CCT heads to state capital for Second Chance Lobby Day

CCT heads to state capital for Second Chance Lobby Day Center for Community Transitions staff and supporters joined 1,000-plus members of the NC Second Chance Alliance at the 2019 Second Chance Lobby Day May 7 at the NC General Assembly. The statewide alliance is made up of people with criminal records, their family members, service providers, congregations, community leaders and…

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Newsletter – April 2019

Inspiration, entertainment & generosity make Build People, Not Prisons event huge success

Inspiration, entertainment & generosity make Build People, Not Prisons event huge success Inspiring speeches, lively bidding wars, generous supporters and impromptu dancing highlighted our Build People, Not Prisons fundraiser on March 21 at Warehouse 242. The 2nd annual spring event, which raised more than $32,000 that will go directly towards funding CCT programs and services…

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Newsletter – January, 2019

Families Doing Time brings holiday cheer to clients with incarcerated loved ones CCT’s Families Doing Time program made sure their clients had some holiday cheer this Christmas. The program serves children and families who have a loved one who is incarcerated. Many of the children have a parent who is in prison. For families separated…

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Newsletter – December, 2018

Starting Over in Charlotte LifeWorks! client, Michael Atta, briefly shared his experience finding the program after being released from prison. Michael was released after serving a nine year sentence for felony posession. He immediately relocated to Charlotte to live with family and found our programming. We are happy to report that since shooting this video,…

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Newsletter – November, 2018

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CCT News What’s Your Gift? Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday. November 27th is Giving Tuesday, a day of generosity celebrated worldwide. This year, CCT’s goal is to raise $3,000. If successful, this will allow us to purchase 500 flash drives for our clients so they have a portable way to keep their resumes, LifeWorks!…

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Newsletter – October, 2018

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CCT News WEF GIVES INCARCERATED WOMEN THE GIFT OF EDUCATION Education is a key component to successful reentry. A 2013 study found that education while incarcerated lowers recidivism by an average of 43% alone. More important that the statistics though, are the real stories of individuals who turn their lives around with the help of…

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